Michael Castlen

“No one should follow what he considers to be good for himself, but rather what seems good for another. Let them put Christ before all else; and may he lead us all to everlasting life.”

– St. Benedict

Where I serve

I am serving at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN!


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My Story

I entered college as what can best be described as a practical atheist–I believed in Jesus, butI led a life as if He did not exist. I thought that if I was a “nice” person, God would probably put me in Heaven at the end of my life.

Then I had an encounter with Christ during COVID, and slowly I fell in love with Christ, and am now serving Him and His mission with FOCUS. I’d love to tell you more about my life and story, so feel free to reach out!

Your Impact

In the Gospels we find that Jesus calls everyone to go on mission for Him. By supporting me on mission you are taking an active role in building up the Kingdom of God, your support of me means that you are serving on mission with me. How has God called you to serve? How are you on mission for Jesus?

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FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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